…u can save a fortune only if u r as lucky as I was!!
Friday Night, 11 pm
I, and my room-mates sitting down the grevillea F building, chatting…
I realize I left my charger in the office, hand over my wallet to the folks to take it up, meanwhile I get my stuff from office.
In a fraction of a second, I decide not to go!
…The bankrupting assumption…
I subconsciously believe my wallet is in somebody’s care and we, on the other hand mutually agree that the wallet will now with me…
Saturday, Morning 9 am
I am all ready to go out and visit a temple and I begin searching for money…wild things running on my mind, suddenly I get a call from ICICI Bank, Bundh Garden and the female on the other side states ‘ Mam, your Debit and credit cards have been submitted by some gentleman..’… I am left clueless; I ask if anything else has been deposited….she answer in negation!
I am panicked to the extent if imagining myself sitting with a donation bowl at some corner of the road..
Cos with the cards , though submitted a lot damage could already have been done!
I try seeking help from few people who could take me faster to the bank..and end up in office..
I check my account and to my horror , a sum of 7k has been withdrawn the previous night……with panick and extreme brainlessness, I call up ICICI to check for the transaction’s details…
‘Mam! This is the payment done towards your credit card!’ I am relieved beyond explanation..
And the best was yet to come..The lady now tells me she has everything from my license to business cards with her!
My relief knew no bounds….what else could have been better!But still the mind is not at rest
Saturday, Morning 11:30 am
I reach the bank in a rick, collect my stuff …No info on who deposited stuff…but am told the things were found at Race Course..I hadnot been there even in my dream last night!The things were carefully wrapped in a rubber band! Even the smallest paper had been returned except for my wallet and money!
I immediately try withdrawing money from the ATM…and guess what???
‘my card is blocked!’
The traitor / thief had tried using my card and failed to get the correct pin!
I call up ICICI to cancel my credit card and activate my debit card!
I have a useless credit card..
A tampered debit card!
And thanks to my good stars..
‘ I still have money to keep ***’ honours alive!’